Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who masterminded the defeat of French colonial forces at Dien Bien Phu and the Tet Offensive that turned many Americans against the Vietnam War, has died at 102.
Giap, whose legacy in Vietnam is second only to Ho Chi Minh, the revolutionary communist leader, died Friday at a hospital in the capital, Hanoi, a government official tells news agencies.
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Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 11:45 am
Tom Clancy, the best-selling writer of such "techno-thrillers" as The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising and Patriot Games, has died.
He was 66.
Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 8:09 pm
Marcella Hazan, whose cookbooks helped revolutionize Americans' conceptions of what real Italian cooking tastes like, died Sunday at her home in Longboat Key, Fla. She was 89.
Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 9:08 am
The news media has lost another trailblazer.
Two months after the death of Helen Thomas, another woman who broke important barriers in Washington's press corps has passed away.